In ECON 47: “Media Markets and Social Good,” award winning economist and economics professor Matthew Gentzkow hopes to help students appreciate and analyze how the media relates to social good.
If we share some of the same basic goals, why are we moralizing past each other? It’s not totally our fault, but it sort of is. Here, I’m all too happy to embrace lesson one of Trumpism: blame the media.
After a polarized response to my last media piece, I figured it was only fair that I once again evaluate how the media has been covering Trump.
A recurring theme since the campaign began is the Trump camp’s unwavering distrust of the ‘mainstream’ media – ostensibly for its inability to say anything ‘nice’ about him, or anything sympathetic to the modern, mainstream version of the conservative movement.
While the media doles out biased information to appeal to a politically fractured citizenship, that doesn’t mean journalism as a profession is broken.
If you regularly read left-wing news, I’m now going to ask you to perform a thought experiment. Ask yourself: how many articles have you read over the last year that put a positive spin on something Donald Trump has done or said?
Last week, I wrote about inspiration and the story of Rachel Carson. I figured I could get away with a quick summary of Carson’s contributions, but judging by some of the commentary I received, I was wrong.